The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, with assistance from the Genealogical Society of Utah, have started a yearlong project to preserve historical documents in the state's oldest counties.
The Mississippi Territory was organized in 1798. In 1817. the territory was split in two, with the western half forming the State of Mississippi. The pre-statehood counties — Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Pike, Warren, Wayne, and Wilkinson — maintain records that date back to their formation more than 200 years ago.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Genealogical Society of Utah will identify and inventory the records in each county and evaluate the microfilm collection held at the state archives.
You can read more at http://mdah.state.ms.us/admin/news/records_project.html.